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Five new COVID-19 cases in Clare

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Five new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Co Clare.

Data revealed by the Department of Health on Tuesday evening has confirmed that Clare has recorded an additional five cases of COVID-19. It brings the total number of personnel to have tested positive for the virus to 406, of the cases announced on Monday, three were in Clare.

Clare’s increase is the second highest reported across the country today behind Carlow (6). 35 confirmed cases were announced on Tuesday, the remainder of diagnoses occurring in Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Kildare, Laois, Limerick, Meath, Offaly, Tipperary and Wexford.

As a result of the 35 extra cases, Ireland’s total amount of confirmed cases since March stands at 26,801 with two cases de-notified. 71% of the 35 are aged below 45 years old, 5 are linked to community transmission with 24 attributed to close contact with a confirmed case or an outbreak.

One further death has been recorded by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today. 1,773 people have died as a result of the virus.

Daily confirmed cases are “likely to rise and fall this week,” Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Ronan Glynn explained. “It is important to look at the wider trends we see in this disease in Ireland for context, and not simply one day’s figures in isolation. It will be next week before we see if measures introduced last weekend in Kildare, Laois and Offaly have had the desired effect in suppressing COVID-19 in these areas and minimising community transmission.”

“We must remember that our focus as a society is on three national priorities – protecting public health and the most vulnerable, the resumption of non-COVID health services and the reopening of our schools. Every time you choose to avoid a crowd, keep 2m distance, wash your hands, wear a face covering and use the COVID Tracker App, you are making a vital contribution to this shared national effort”.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, and A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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